An exciting highlight for this year has been the introduction of the ‘Give Me Five’ awards in Woorabinda as part of the Starting Block Program.
Launched in Term 1 this year, the 'Give Me Five' award identifies students with an attendance rate below 85%. These students then make a commitment to improve their attendance by five days the following term by entering into a 'contract' with their school and the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The program is showing some wonderful results with Give Me Five students improving their average attendance from 57.2% to 93.6% in Term 1.
Following the success of this pilot in Woorabinda, the project is also being rolled-out at St Michael’s Catholic School on Palm Island in Term 3.